Time Management is a Fallacy; Focus on Mental Energy.

Published on January 18, 2016

Your mental energy matters significantly, because knowledge work requires deep concentration and creativity. Many young research scientists struggle with time management, not only as a product of time, but that of mental energy. The cognitive load that one experiences can be tremendous, especially when it comes to intellectual focus and decision making. This is a critical resource that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The results can be catastrophic when we’re deciding whether to invest our time into completing a manuscript or completing another assay. Therefore, we need to make room to reserve our most critical thinking during times where we’re most refreshed and focused.

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4 Traits That Define A Star Technical Research Assistant.

Published on October 5, 2015

Aside from the technical skill sets seasoned or novice research assistants can possess, they have 4 traits which can contribute to their work behaviors; motivation, mindset, perspective, and feelings. These dynamic traits can determine the productivity of your lab’s early success.

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Delegate goals, not tasks, in order to get things done.

Published on February 16, 2015

Do you need help? Delegate. In our last post we talked about some ways to…

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How to Avoid Costly Mis-Hires

Published on January 19, 2015

“But I had a good feeling about that hire!” I’ve heard that as I was…

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3 Key Strategies to Hire The Best Technical Research Assistant

Published on March 13, 2014

Technical research assistants aren’t mindless protocol droids repeating experiments for you. They’re highly motivated and…

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